We had 36 people in the last meetup BBB#14 and frankly that’s a bit too much :-/ But the discussion was lively, the fries being passed around were awesome and there was hot coffee, so I’m partially happy. What would have made me happier is if everyone could have heard Everyone else when they were talking about the books they were reading and that’s frankly not possible and feasible for an attending group of this magnitude. So we planned to have a cap on the number of people attending in the August meetup. In retrospect, that worked out just fine.

Group

The following are the books that were discussed in the Jul 2018 meetup.

  • The Shadow Rising - WoT - Robert Jordan
  • Pawan The Flying Accountant - Sorabh Pant
  • The Snowden Files - Luke Harding
  • Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostyoevsky
  • The Taliban Shuffle - Kim Barker
  • The Looming Tower - Lawrence Wright
  • Chasing Excellence - Ben Bergeron
  • Panther Red One - Air Marshal Raghavendran
  • Sacred Games - Vikram Chandra
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • A Thousand Year Old Boy - Ross Welford
  • The Sovereign Individual - James Dale Davidson
  • Inferno - Dante
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • The Stories of Your Life -
  • All The Works of Escher - M C Escher
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Hariri
  • Earth to Centauri - Kumar L
  • Between the World and Me - Ta Nehisi Coates
  • Malgudi Days - RK Narayan
  • Ghachar Ghochar - Vivek Shanbag
  • Trial - Franz Kafka
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - PKD
  • Vegetarian - Han Kang
  • Dogs of War - Adrian Tchiakovsky
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov
  • Man’s Search for Meaning - Victor E Frankl
  • Only Time Will Tell - Jeffrey Archer
  • Three Body Problem - Cixin Liu
  • Secret Sauce - Priya Bala, Jayanth Narayan
  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz Poems
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post - Emily Danforth
  • Lone Fox Dancing - Ruskin Bond
  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - Murakami
  • Shoe Dog - Phil Knight
  • A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
  • Reconciliation - Benazir Bhutto
  • Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
  • The Audacity of Hope - Barack Obama
  • Dreams for My Father - Obama
  • LOTR - Tolkien
  • Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
  • Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
  • Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman
  • Strangeness in my mind - Orhan Pamuk
  • Snow - Orhan Pamuk
  • Silent House - Orhan Pamuk
  • Salvation of a saint - Keigo Higashino
  • Spy who came in from the cold - John Le Carre
  • All Systems Red - Martha Wells
  • Quiet - Susan Cain
  • Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • His Kiss - Roald Dahl
  • Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett
  • Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Periodic Table - Primo Levi
  • Age of Kali - William Dalrymple
  • Sorry you’re joking Mr. Feynman - Richard Feynman
  • A Story of a Brief Marriage - Anuk Arudprasagam
  • The Myth of Sisyphus - Albert Camus
  • This Delicious Life - Lekshmi Gopinathan
  • The Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Book 3 of Riftwar Saga - Raymond E Fiest
  • Book 4 of Malazan - Steve Erikson
  • Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Invitation to a Beheading - Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Monk and The Hangman’s Daughter - Ambrose Pierce
  • 11/22/63 - Stephen King
  • The First 15 lives of Harry August - Catherine Webb
  • God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  • Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
  • This Divided Island - Samanth Subramanian
  • The Ivory Throne - Manu S Pillai
  • Hush A Baby Bye - Deepanjana Pal
  • Moth Smoke - Mohsin Hamid
  • Exit West - Mohsin Hamid
  • How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
  • The Rosie Project - Greame Simsion
  • Salt and Sawdust - RK Narayan
  • The Mermaid and Mrs.Hancock - Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Esio Trot - Roald Dahl